Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Blocking out Reality at all costs

Hani Al-Siba’i, an Egyptian-born academic, described the attacks that killed at least 55 people as “a great victory.”

From the Times Online (UK):

«He claimed the bombings could have been the work of Zionist Americans or another western country hostile to Britain. His comments echo those of other Islamic clerics, several of whom in Pakistan claimed the real perpetrators came from countries unhappy that Britain will host the 2012 Olympics.»
How charming... Zionist Americans… If they were Zionists they wouldn’t be living in the US, and I don’t think they would be hostile to Britain. The fair-weather interfaith types will surely eat Al-Siba’i’s nonsense up, call it a case of hurt feelings, and look to the rest of us to show him sympathy. It’s about their feelings. Not Al-Siba’i’s, not the public’s, and certainly not those of the victims and their loved ones.

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